|Preceded by Rufus E. Jones|
Name Barbara Cooper
|Political party Democratic|
Role American Politician
Party Democratic Party
|Born August 4, 1929 (age 86) (1929-08-04) |
Alma mater Tennessee State University Jacksonville Theological Seminary
Education Tennessee State University
Books Peter Period, Alan Apostrophe, Christopher Comma, Quentin Question Mark?, Hannah Hyphen‑Hyphen
Barbara Ward Cooper (born August 4, 1929) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 86th District.
Education and career
Cooper has served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives since the 100th Tennessee General Assembly (1997–1998). She is Vice Chair of the House Government Operations Committee. She serves on the House Children and Family Affairs Committee, the House Education Committee, the House Family Justice Subcommittee and the House Higher Education Subcommittee.
Cooper graduated from Manassas High School, in Memphis, Tennessee. She also graduated from Tennessee State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's degree in Education. She is a retired Memphis City Schools teacher. Cooper graduated with a Doctorate of Religious Philosophy in Christian psychology, from Jacksonville Theological Seminary, in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1999.
In June 2000, Barbara Cooper voted to sustain Governor Don Sundquist's veto of the Tennessee General Assembly's proposed budget. She voted against a bill that, upon passing, would have allowed fines of up to $100 for drivers who are in accidents or who are stopped for other traffic offenses and cannot show proof of insurance or financial responsibility.